Braun in the Doghouse? – This report is from PWInsider’s Mike Johnson, by way of Cagesideseats, via WrestlingNews.co just so we’re all aware. Johnson is reporting that four independent sources with knowledge of the booking process in the WWE, have told him that Braun Strowman is in the doghouse due to his inability or lack of desire of arriving on time to the arena, and waiting for the end of the show to leave. Often times skipping out well before the event is done. He’s quoted as saying;
One of the things that I heard from multiple people – we’re talking 4 different people. There are times where Strowman is negligent when it comes to showing up on time… He has a reputation at times for leaving a little early and sometimes he makes mistakes in terms of etiquette in the backstage in the locker room. Sometimes, as one person put it, he’s his own worst enemy and his worst advocate. They would be high on him and just when he gets to the point where you would think the next step is putting him into the centerpiece position for the company [then] something happens and he makes some sort of misstep backstage and people within management kind of cool on him and they take a step back.
It certainly looks like Strowman is being punished, he and Elias were hot commodities at the start of the year, and here we are near the end and both have fallen off drastically.
Strowman has had a history of issues prior to this. He famously got caught up in a shouting contest with then IMPACT Wrestling official Karen Jarrett (during the companies time as Global Force Wrestling). There’s also been unsubstantiated rumors of him blowing off fans and being hard to work with on a peer to peer level.
It appears as though Strowman is his worst enemy, as in February and April reports from Dave Meltzer emerged speaking of how highly Vince McMahon thinks of Strowman.